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Officials: 5,500 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's Hospital, November 5, 2021, in Chicago.  (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, File)

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children’s Hospital, November 5, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, File)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Officials are reporting 5,500 additional COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma as hospitalizations increase statewide.

On Wednesday, data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health showed that the state has had 775,169 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020.

That is an increase of 5,507 new cases since Tuesday’s number.

At this time, officials believe there are 66,444 active cases COVID-19 in Oklahoma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oklahoma has seen 12,697 deaths since
Wednesday. That’s an increase of 31 deaths.

Officials say an average of 1,288 Oklahomans have been hospitalized with COVID-19 over the past three days. Authorities also noted that 37 children hospitalized with COVID-19 were included among them.

Health leaders say more than 2.62 million Oklahomans have received their initial COVID-19 vaccine, while 2.12 million have completed the series.

https://kfor.com/news/local/officials-5500-new-covid-19-cases-in-oklahoma/ Officials: 5,500 new COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma

JACLYN DIAZ

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